02. no place like a road
03. been all around this world
04. early morning rain >
05. jam >
06. steep grade sharp curves
07. high lonesome sound
08. must have been the roses -tease-
01. flat iron suite
02. different day
03. sing me back home
04. midnight moonlight >
05. jam >
06. cold rain and snow -jam-
07. long black veil
This was the opening set for the reunion. We were told the night before that Jeff was in a car accident and would not be coming. He had hurt his left arm in the accident. Needless to say, all who heard this were very disappointed. A few hours later we were told that Chris called Jeff personally and now he was coming. Jeff is a total stud for showing up. I think Ryan was a last minute call in case Jeff could only sing. The 3 of them sat for the entire show. Jeff would occasionally stop playing and rest his arm lifelessly on his leg periodically throughout the set. We still got some of his humor that most people adore, and as you will hear a great show out of all 3.
Jeff arrived to Harmony with his arm in a sling and immediately afterwards put it back in. I'm not sure how long he stuck around, but he was there for a while back stage talking to people and seemingly in good spirits. I gave him (Ryan and Chris also) a copy of my live mix right after the show. I think I told him 10 times thank you for coming, but didn't linger in conversation with him.
A lot of people were looking forward to this part of the reunion. For myself it was the most anticipated act. This was a totally unrehearsed set between 2 musicians who had not played together in a year, plus a guy who they had never played with them... it was a wonderful set. It reminded me of the little campfire jams happening around the park, and reminded me of how Jeff and Chris got together. The existing chemistry between Jeff and Chris shone through bright as ever and Ryan fit in wonderfully.
The association of Jeff and Chris started with Jeff and Chris just sitting down and jamming on a few simple tunes. The lack of structure to this set somehow makes it pure to me.
***Thank you to Jeff & Chris, Ryan, The Big Wu, Andy Frey, and Pastor Tim for allowing this recording to happen. Please support these and other taper friendly artists by buying their retail cd's and attending their concerts. For best sound quality, please use the original flac files, and decode to wav prior to burning.***
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